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General
Data set name

Plankton surveys in the North Sea (1962-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1962 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Various areas of the North Sea; Southern Bight and north east coast of England in particular

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Zooplankton egg hatch proportion; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Plankton nets; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

Surveys are carried out each year as background to fish stock monitoring programmes. Fish eggs and larvae are sorted to species where possible and numbers associated with temperature and salinity data on station sheets. Contoured distributions are becoming available in UK Digital Marine Atlas (UKDMAP) format.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029066
Global identifier445
Last revised2009-05-22